Tomato, De Berao Braun (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Brown/Maroon Paste. 65-70 days. Indet.
Plum-shaped fruit are a wonderful maroon-brown color with a little green on the shoulders. Big, vigorous plants provide extremely high yields of fat, 2-3 oz fruit that are good for sauce. A Russian variety named after the hats Russian cavalry once wore. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by seed saver Gerhard Bohl in Germany. Aka, De Berao Black.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.
Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.